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Windows 7: Iomega ego 320 GB external HD not recognized


17 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Iomega ego 320 GB external HD not recognized

ok heres the sitch, my iomega hd was working for almost 3 months until last wik my brother borrowed it and plugged it in on a windows xp PC in their school and he said it doesnt work because there was a ballon pop up saying usb device cannot be recognized so i called him to bring it back home to try plugging it on other windows system (we have here windows xp, vista home, vista ultimate and windows 7). so we did the plugging...all windows systems says that usb cannot be recognized crap. its been a week now, been surfing in the internet trying to find a solution tried the plugging out power cord (Pc), pulling out of battery approx. 10 hours (laptop), device manager, system restore, disk management, uninstalling usb components, Tweak UI for win 7, USBDeview, and even tried opening my external HD(cant find the screws and shh***t, even under the rubber feet no screw) non of this methods work for me, i've even updated all the pc and laptops mobo and usb driver, even the service pack of windows...i even searched drivers for my iomega ego and found none, can anybody help??? these files inside of my hd are my lifes work my Thesis for my masteral is in there(well most of it).... anybody suggests any solution for this???

I don't know what information I could provide that would assist anyone in helping me. If you need more info posted, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate any help provided.

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17 Feb 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jerrick29 View Post
ok heres the sitch, my iomega hd was working for almost 3 months until last wik my brother borrowed it and plugged it in on a windows xp PC in their school and he said it doesnt work because there was a ballon pop up saying usb device cannot be recognized so i called him to bring it back home to try plugging it on other windows system (we have here windows xp, vista home, vista ultimate and windows 7). so we did the plugging...all windows systems says that usb cannot be recognized crap. its been a week now, been surfing in the internet trying to find a solution tried the plugging out power cord (Pc), pulling out of battery approx. 10 hours (laptop), device manager, system restore, disk management, uninstalling usb components, Tweak UI for win 7, USBDeview, and even tried opening my external HD(cant find the screws and shh***t, even under the rubber feet no screw) non of this methods work for me, i've even updated all the pc and laptops mobo and usb driver, even the service pack of windows...i even searched drivers for my iomega ego and found none, can anybody help??? these files inside of my hd are my lifes work my Thesis for my masteral is in there(well most of it).... anybody suggests any solution for this???

I don't know what information I could provide that would assist anyone in helping me. If you need more info posted, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate any help provided.
If the files are that important I would recommend you find a data recovery company. they are expensive but if you need the files that bad....
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17 Feb 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

but i dont have that much money for recovery, other suggestions much more be appreciated
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